Tuesday, April 06, 2010

01Jun1872, The Alabama Question

LONDON, Saturday, June 1st, 1872.
—The unlucky American treaty [FN: On the Alabama question.] is now said to be doomed. Both Governments are said to be really aggrieved, but the American Govt. object to eating humble pie too ostensibly, chiefly, I believe, because they hate to do anything at all unpopular on the eve of their tiresome Presidential election. What a pity they don't elect their precious Presidents for a much longer period, and never re-elect them !

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